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INSIDE i ' i -vj oThe n C) I Volume 64 Issue 5 www.weber.edusignpost Tuesday, July .10, 2001 Athletic Director John Johnson won national acclaim for his work at WSU, see page 7. By Tanna Barry editor in chief The Signpost It's no tall tale: Weber State University is being recognized for its ability to tell a good yarn. The National Story Telling Network will give the Western Region 2001 Service Award to WSU's Storytelling Festival chairwoman Karen B. Lofgreen July 14 at Brown University in Providence, R.I. "I was just awestruck when I re ceived the phone call," Lofgreen said. "We' re a young festival, and the competition is highly keen in the United States." The award is given to organizations that use storytelling to make a significant contribution to their communities.WSU's festival is the only one in the nation sponsored by a university in partnership with local school districts. Each year the festival allows four national, more than 30 regional and 80 student storytellers to participate. "Our festival gives the community the chance to hear outstanding storytellers and to become aware of the art and magic of storytelling." Karen Lofgreen, festival chairwoman "Our festival gives the commu- the art and magic of storytelling," nity the chance to hear outstanding Lofgreen said, storytellers and to become aware of Storytellers like former WSU Stewart Library employee Anneliese Konkol are what makes the festival great, Cofgreen added. Konkol has participated every year at the festival. She is an artist in residence at the Utah Arts Council. "It was my heritage to tell stories," she said. She has been telling stories since she was 2 years old. She used to place her dolls in a circle and babble to them in baby talk and make wild hand gestures. - See Honors page 3 '"" m-. , ...?:m:....:.:,":''!ir - :,ITWi,iftZ!r!. - The artist rendering depicts how the Davis Campus will look. Eventually, it will have seven to eight buidlings. New Davis Campus almost a reality By Jill Halbasch news editor The Signpost Weber State University will begin construction of its new Davis campus in March. The Board of Trustees has approved the groundbreaking for the first building, which university officials say is needed to accommodate a growing student population in the county. "We knew that the Davis campus would be used a lot," Director Bruce Davis said. "But we had no idea that we would be at full capacity during the second year of operation. The new campus will allow students more access to the university and also more options." The Davis campus now serves 3.600 students through classes on campus and the high school extension program. The new campus will be on 107 acres on the Layton and Clearfield border, south of Hill Air Force Base. In the next 30 years, the campus is expected to meet a capacity of 10,000 to 12,000 students. The Legislature funded $21.8 million to construct the first building. The funds come from a Government Initiative program that -tZrT.1 J'JI,"U The Board of Trustees approved ground breaking for the first building of the new Davis Campus. This campus serves about 3,600 students while the new campus will serve between 10,000 and 12,000 students. is concentrating on adding more opportunities to earn a degree in business and technology. "I was so surprised at how fast all of this happened," Davis said. "It was great to see how much support we received from the community." The campus will offer more classes in computer science, engineering, business and will house the Master's of Business Administration program. The current Davis campus has six classrooms, but the new campus will have 21. The campus eventually will have seven or eight buildings, and will offer many services to students. The campus will have no dormitories. "The Davis campus is perfect for my needs," said freshman Kim Krin, who said it is more convenient than the Ogden campus. "I found it to be less chaotic, easier to find parking places, and it has all the services that 1 need." The Davis campus has set up a student senate and student council program to help bridge the gap between the Ogden and Davis campuses. "We want students to attend here and still feel that they are involved and connected with what is going on at the main campus," said Judy Hurst, Davis campus director of student activities. You can reach reporter Jill 'Halbasch by calling 626-7655. Student group offers chance to be heard By Katie Hancock senior news reporter The Signpost Student Solidarity, a campus organization that promotes social justice and the minority' viewpoint, offers students the chance to be heard. Its members try to bring attention to issues of injustice that are normally ignored by society at large, said Nancy Haanstad, political science professor. Student Solidarity publishes "WSU Student Writings Advocating Social Justice," in which students can freely express themselves on any social justice topic. It encourages students to submit essays, short stories, journalistic articles, research papers, poetry and visual arts. The student group is working on their next issue this summer. Senior Jason Hurd, co-founder of the organization, said he feels frustrated that these issues are not discussed in the classroom. But the publication helps bring social justice to people's attention. "Students can become the educator," Hurd said. Co-founder Heather Harris said she would like to see more students gt involved in Student Solidarity or other social justice organizations. Real-life issues like hunger, poverty, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, imperialism, militarism, media bias, globalization, animal rights, indigenous struggles, environmental devastation and government corruption need to be addressed, Harris said. "Student Solidarity was created in an attempt to demonstrate that here at WSU, we're learning more than work skills," Hurd said. "We're learning how to think, how to perceive, how to ask questions, and how to critically examine the answers." Student Solidarity was created in 1 999 by a coalition of WSU student organizations. Its sponsors are Amnesty International, Feminists United Network, Delta Lambda Sapphos Union, Information Dissemination and Student Green Party. You can reach reporter Katie Hancock by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-07-10, Vol. 64, No. 5|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|